12 Things You Didn’t Know About Akwete Cloth
It may have revolutionized cotton
The history of Akwete cloth is shrouded in mystery. A woman named Dada Nwakata is credited as one of the first to weave with cotton in the Akwete cloth-making process. Nwakata may have inspired some childhood fairytales too. She allegedly put a spell on her weaving loom so that nobody could steal her elaborate and stunning designs.